Buckinghamshire Partnerships

Your Records

Your Records

brown hare
Brown Hare
© George McCarthy

BMERC encourages people to get involved with recording wildlife and geology, and is keen to receive copies of any such records. We are interested in all records, and please don't assume that we already know about the wildlife in your area. Anyone can get involved in recording, it's a great way to enjoy wildlife and our environment!

When submitting your records please ensure that you include the following information:

  • What (and how many)
  • Where (grid reference or postcode)
  • When
  • and by whom

You can send your records in by post, email or even by phone. You may want to use one of our recording forms or the spreadsheet which can be downloaded below. 

For some wildlife groups there are established county recording schemes, so you may wish to send your records direct to these (the schemes then share their data with BMERC). See our list of local recording groups.

Alternatively, if you record wildlife regularly and would like information about how to use computer systems to enter your records then please contact us for advice. We can also provide information on geological recording.

BMERC is committed to making records held by us publically available. By submitting records to BMERC you are giving consent for them to be incorporated into BMERC’s database and to be disseminated manually or electronically, including for environmental decision-making, education, research and other public benefit uses in accordance with BMERC’s data policies.